Monday, April 12, 2010

Updates on College Degrees by Field and Sex

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New data were recently released by the Department of Education for college degrees awarded for the 2007-2008 academic year by sex and field of study, and those data are summarized in the two tables above. Some interesting points:

1. Engineering and computer science remain the two most male-dominated fields, at all levels (bachelor's, master's and doctor's).

2. Women earn almost as many degrees in mathematics as men at the undergraduate (44.1%) and master's level (42.6%), but earn significantly fewer 31% at the doctoral level.

3. At the Master's level, women earn more degrees than men in 10 out of the 17 fields.

4. At the First Professional Level, women earn significantly more of the degrees in Optometry (66%), Pharmacy (66%), veterinary medicine (77%) and naturopathic medicine (80%).

5. Medicine, dentistry, osteopathic medicine, podiatry, and law degrees are pretty balanced between men and women, and men earn significantly more chiropractic degrees than women.


At 4/12/2010 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pupies and natural cures. I'm not surprised they are so female-dominated.

At 4/12/2010 6:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feminists will look at your post and THIS STORY and still claim that Western Civilization, and it's supposed patriarchy, is the problem.

At 4/12/2010 7:58 PM, Blogger PeakTrader said...

Economics may also be one of the "most male-dominated fields:"

The report "Recent Trends in Undergraduate
Economics Degrees" shows over a 12 year period from 1980-91, women at U.S. colleges were awarded 30% to 35% of undergrad econ degrees (30.3% in 1980 and 30.3% in 1991). I suspect, that's much smaller at the grad level, even today.

At 4/12/2010 10:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicrats are always SOOOO worried about Sex....

At 4/12/2010 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I can find a woman who can support me in the manner to which I would like to become accustomed, yet.

At 4/12/2010 11:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you worry so much of this subject, Mark?

At 4/13/2010 5:23 AM, Blogger David said...

Pretty much like at my country.I don't know why all computer related careers are full of men, being a 'new' career as is


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